Latest by Ben Goodier


The risks of peer to peer lending

Published on 09 January 2020. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Katharine Cusack, Senior Associate

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Insurers are on the watch for a potential increase in claims arising in 2020 from peer to peer lending.

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Disciplinary investigations against architects #1 - the process

Published on 19 December 2019. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate and Emma Wherry, Senior Associate

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In this series of articles, we explain the procedure for disciplinary investigations against architects. This article gives an overview of the process. The remaining articles will examine each stage of the process and highlight the dos and don'ts for architects unfortunate enough to be the subject of investigations. In essence, there are 4 stages.

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Exemption clauses have teeth ‒ negotiate contracts carefully

Published on 02 June 2017. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Claire McNicholl, Senior Associate

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The Court of Appeal has recently provided guidance on the application of the contra preferentum rule.

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Brokers' Duties – Business Interruption

Published on 23 September 2014. By Ben Goodier, Partner

Whilst not exactly a reason for brokers to jump for joy, the recent case of Eurokey Recycling Limited v Giles Insurance Brokers Limited has at least reversed the trend of brokers' duties becoming more onerous with each reported case.

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